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Waxing a car

Waxing a car

Waxing a car

Waxing your car is something that’s more of a luxury than a necessity. That was, until one day you decided to do it yourself.While most people wash their vehicles every now and then, the majority of drivers do not wax their cars. Waxing your car is one of the best ways to make it look great and protects its exterior. Although waxing a car takes a little elbow grease, it is not a terrible way to spend a Saturday afternoon. You will be proud of your hard work when you see your car gleaming in your driveway. Follow these steps to wax your car to a shine.

Wax

There are two types of product that you can use when waxing your car: carnauba based car wax and paint sealant. Carnauba wax is made from the leaves of a Brazilian palm tree and provides a nice high quality shine. Paint sealant is a polymer based wax that provides a longer lasting shine and extra protection. You can typically find both of these types of car waxes at your local big box store or at most auto parts retailers. There are several national brands of car wax to choose from. While there is no need to splurge on car wax, it is a good idea to choose a product that is in the middle of the price range. The most popular form of car wax is packaged in a small tub, although auto wax is also available in spray and liquid form.

It is best to apply car wax to a clean, dry vehicle. Either take your vehicle to a car wash or wash it yourself before applying wax. Starting with a clean car is important as any dirt and grime that is left on the surface of the car may result in the paint’s clear coat becoming scratched when applying the wax. Pay special attention to the door jambs, door handles, and the area where the side of the car transitions to the underside as these areas are often neglected. Make sure that your vehicle is completely dry before applying any wax. Depending on the brand and type of wax you are using, there could be different instructions on how to best apply the wax to your car. Make sure to read all the instructions and package inserts that may have come with the wax. Following the product’s recommended usage will ensure that the wax is applied correctly and you obtain optimal results from your effort. (Source: driving-tests.org)

 

 

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